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I love photography, ever since I was working at wolf camera in 2001. I love nature also, so most of my work on here is a combination of these two passions. Other random hobbies are the violin, and home brewing. I'm a certified arborist and also do prescribed burning and natural area designs. I just started a landscaping company last summer, and work out of northern IL. I have a MS in Biology, and a BS in Environmental Science.

Current Residence: Round Lake, IL
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Operating System: biological in nature
Shell of choice: Great A'Tuin
Favourite cartoon character: Captain Planet
Personal Quote: The Power is Yours!
Quick life update, I'm in grad school getting a masters in biology.  I'm contemplating a PhD in something ecology related, but will probably take a semester to decide, as I haven't applied yet and it is too late to get in right away.  I will be done with my Master's in December this year.  I'm still a certified arborist, and do prescribed burning, and I opened a landscaping company with my husband over the summer.  We have a few clients, one of them is a university which I installed a butterfly garden at.  All in all, life is busy.  I'm hoping to get in with the DNR some day, but if that doesn't happen, I will find other ways to help the environment.  Can't wait for the Captain Planet movie to come out!!!
  • Reading: Autobiography of Mark Twain
  • Drinking: coffee

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Captain-Planet Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
lol, sounds about right. I'm thinking of switching to another martial art, not sure which one yet.
InShinFrog Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconwarmfuzzyattackplz: many thankyous for the fave

and belated wedding congrats :)
ElKen Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
hi there

thanks for the fav !!
EarthHart Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:holly: Thank'ee kindly m'deer :bow: for the favour you's granted me work, it's muchly appreciated :hug::rose:

Cosmic-Cherry-Tree Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to :iconbeautiful-wilderness:

Thank you for your support! :floating:
bella-terra Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
I love all your photos! and I had no idea that you were a horticulturist, that's awesome! :boogie:
Captain-Planet Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Aww thanks! I've been a horticulturist for about 2 years.
koolman505 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
[link] if you really listen to the meaning you'll understand this song and I think you'll like it.
Haraotome-Felarya Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
:iconcaptain-planet::iconsaysplz:I'm Karbo.
Vragheim Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
your nature pictures are amazing!
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